Why the call to Love Thy Body?
To counter a pervasive hostility toward the body and biology that drives today's headline stories:
Activists detach gender from biology. Kids down to kindergarten are
being taught their bodies are irrelevant. Is this affirming--or does it
demean the body?
- Homosexuality: Advocates disconnect sexuality from biological identity. Is this liberating--or does it denigrate biology?
Supporters deny the fetus is a person, though it is biologically human.
Does this mean equality for women--or does it threaten the intrinsic
value of all humans?
- Euthanasia: Those who lack
certain cognitive abilities are said to be no longer persons. Is this
compassionate--or does it ultimately put everyone at risk?
In Love Thy Body,
author Nancy Pearcey goes beyond politically correct slogans with a
riveting exposé of the dehumanizing worldview that shapes current
watershed moral issues. Pearcey then turns the tables on media
boilerplate that misportrays Christianity as harsh or hateful. A former
agnostic, she makes a surprising and persuasive case that
Christianity is holistic, sustaining the dignity of the body and
Throughout she entrances readers with compassionate
stories of people wrestling with hard questions in their own
lives--their pain, their struggles, their triumphs.